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In My Mommy's House

(Which looks fabulous, by the way . . . the Pony Parents have totally remodeled the kitchen and a few other rooms, and it is amazing, except for the giant oil portrait of me in the dining room.)

If one has to catch a cold on the plane, there are definitely worse places to have it than in one's mommy's house.

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jelazakazone
Dec. 28th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)
When did you make it there? Were you terribly delayed?
frenchpony
Dec. 28th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
In the end, it amounted to about two hours of delay. Which turned out to be okay, since Route 91 was under heavy snow that day, only sorta-kinda plowed, and Mom Pony had to drive really slowly to get to the airport, so she was delayed, too. We were both delayed, and so we both met up at the same time.
jelazakazone
Dec. 28th, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
Yay!
meggins
Dec. 28th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
How gigantic is the portrait?

Hope you feel better soon--although if you're being coddled...
frenchpony
Dec. 28th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
From the bust up, a little larger than life-size . . . I didn't measure it, but my guess is that the canvas is either three feet square or close to it.
satismagic
Dec. 28th, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)
W00t! So you did make it!

Also, get well soon. My cold is still undecided if it is a cold or just a bit of sneezums.
frenchpony
Dec. 28th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
Delayed, but I did make it home. And my cold is definitely getting better.

You should schnoogle up with blankets and soup today and coddle those sneezums.
perelleth
Dec. 28th, 2008 10:54 am (UTC)
except for the giant oil portrait of me in the dining room. Ph ROTFL! That is priceless and somehow... embarassing? And where will be Sister Pony's portrait?

And yes of course, Mommy's house is the best place for have a cold. Allow yourself to be cuddled and bossed and generally pampered! We know it has to last for some time! :-)

(SOrry, I'm still chuckling. NO chance that you would post a pic of the thing? f-locked? )
frenchpony
Dec. 28th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
That is priceless and somehow... embarassing?

Yes, indeed. All of the above. I've tried to explain to Mom Pony that the proper time to hang a giant oil portrait of someone is after the subject is safely dead, but did she listen? No. Even made me help her hang it!

Little Sister Pony doesn't have one. Little Sister Pony was smart enough not to make friends with art majors in college who wanted to do oil portraits for their BA thesis and needed people to pose. I did, I posed, and Mom and Dad Pony bought the painting. Now, nearly ten years later, Mom Pony has resurrected the thing and has decided to display it to all and sundry. I may have to change my name and move to Ougadougou.

NO chance that you would post a pic of the thing? f-locked?

Not a chance.
ns_tulkas
Dec. 28th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
Ha! Now I want pictures!

*one who loves looking at home decor blogs
frenchpony
Dec. 29th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
A picture of the kitchen, perhaps.

A picture of the oil portrait? Not on your life! :)
ns_tulkas
Dec. 29th, 2008 08:20 am (UTC)
I'll settle for the kitchen:) You said in a comment above that a friend did it for his thesis? Was it traditional, post-modern? I have a hard time picturing you in the Cubism style.
frenchpony
Dec. 29th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes. The kitchen will definitely be shown.

The portrait is fairly traditional -- the artist was trying out Rembrandt's use of lighting, I think.
ns_tulkas
Dec. 29th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
My God, Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age are haunting me these days! Too bad you don't like it, I would have loved to see how it came out. Is it really big, anyways? Or a small portrait? When you wrote about it I imagined something like Rory's portrait over the mantlepiece in Gilmore Girls.
Oh good! I love pics of shiny kitchens!
frenchpony
Dec. 29th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
It's not that I don't like it. I like it just fine. I think that the artist did a great job with it, and I enjoyed seeing it hanging in his show at the end of the school year. I'm just not really comfortable with having a giant portrait of myself hanging in my parents' dining room.
ns_tulkas
Dec. 30th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
That's what I meant about not liking, wasn't referring to the artist's brilliant skill, of course! I bet it's hard swallowing down a bite with a giant you staring you down.
elliska
Dec. 30th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
My mother has the most hideous portrait-sized studio photograph of me as a five year old in her entry hall. I threaten to set fire to it everytime I visit her. I feel for you.
frenchpony
Dec. 31st, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
Oy vey. Mothers can be so weird.
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